New apartments are also being built to accommodate population growth along IH-35 and Loop 306 in New Braunfels, a small town rich in German culture. Apartments in New Braunfels now range from older units in the heart of the town near Landa Park to modern lofts re-purposed from an old mill to luxury units with exquisite outdoor living areas to properties with large open floor plans offering onsite access to the Guadalupe River – with a boat dock. Apartments in New Braunfels provide access to both San Antonio and Austin via IH-35. Texas State University is also only about 20 minutes away. Living in New Braunfels allows residents to relax at Landa Park, a huge wooded park along the Comal River with paddle boats, picnic areas, and a train for the kiddos. If relaxing in the river is more your style, the Comal River in New Braunfels is a hot spot to cool down while tubing in the summer months. Historic Gruene is just minutes away, with antique stores, restaurants like the Gristmill overlooking the Guadalupe River, and Gruene Hall – home to Texas’s oldest dance floor – all making a trip to the little town a favorite among area residents.